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How would our ecosystem reasonably change for the worse if we just killed all of these fucking ungodly cuntbugs?
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How does "worldwide food web collapse" sound?

Seriously, in addition to being major pollinators, insects and other arthropods are to the land food web what zooplankton is in the ocean.
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>>3168289
what happens to a wall if we just remove a few of the bottom bricks?

not that it matters since the lower you go down the trophic levels the less capable humans are of wiping them out. We could pretty easily exterminate whales or elephants but we can't actually get rid of centipedes even if we wanted to.
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>>3168293
Not all insects, dumbass, just centipedes. What then?
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>>3168293
Centipedes aren't insects, brainlet.
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>>3168383
'insects and other arthropods' includes centipedes. Now kindly kill yourself.

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Hello I don't use /an/ but I just wanted to say Triops are the best pets.
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>>3165210
That can be prevented
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>>3165392
Update: this one died :(

But the others have only gotten bigger. I've slowly cultured this new "tank" and am testing it out with this single triops, if it survives until tomorrow I'll throw em all in.
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So I've transferred all the Triops into the bigger container, and despite the fact that there's carrots and food in the ground, and plenty of crushed Triops food, they spend the whole day just skimming the surface and I don't see them touching the food on the bottom much.

Is this normal?
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>>3160690
I completely forgot these existed but did have a tank of them several years ago. After reading and remembering their little legs I've got a kit and some moss balls coming tomorrow. My little sister had Sea monkies but we both found these cooler.
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I feel grossed out as fuck looking at them. Do they do anything? Why are people keeping them in bland boring tanks? Do they have littler personalities or literally just scoot and bump into shit? Why not put them in a nice decorated tank? Can they bite or sting or anything?

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Why are animal shelters so strict with potential adopters when so many animals are euthanized every year due to overcrowding? The interviews and the screening process and the amount of fucking hoops you have to jump through to get some mutt is ridiculous, adopt don't shop my ass, this is why people go to pet shops instead. Looking for the absolute perfect adopter that ticks every single box is so dumb, I've had easier job interviews.
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>>3167893
>I did it, anyone can do it
Bullshit reasoning, there are clear circumstances where bringing a bigger pet isn't possible if you have limited money and time.
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>>3167901
>not enough time or money
>hey lets get a dog!
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>>3167890
I am obviously not going to neuter my dog if I am showing him. My next dog will also be from a breeder since me having an intact dog is such a big issue for these militant rescue idiots. If I do get a rescue it will be through the breed club since they are much more reasonable.

Also dogs are not even 'overpopulated' in 1st world countries. If they were then they wouldn't have to constantly import street dog 'rescues' from Russia and Korea to fill the demand for sob story dogs since a normal pound dog doesn't have a depressing enough backstory for some people.
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>>3167890
If you are too irresponsible to handle an intact dog and prevent it from breeding you are probably not responsible enough to care for and vet it properly either. Not to mention the increased risk of joint problems and bone cancer in neutered dogs, especially those neutered before 2 years old.
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>>3165182
Honestly i think many animals will suffer less being euthanized than have to live in some peoples homes.

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Saved this Timber Rattlesnake from being run over on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
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>>3168356
realistically the snake isn't the real danger when you're standing in the middle of an open highway
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>>3168295
You live near me
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>>3168357
double yellow lines mean limited visibility, no passing. OP risked his silly life, but not with the snek
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I was on my way back from a hike by Brinegar Cabin and used one of my trekking poles to scoot it off into the grass.
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>>3168363
don't worry, it probably immediately and instinctively went right back to the road it was basking on. It wasn't there by accident.

I'm going to post a platypus in this thread every day until all of /an/ wants to snuggle a puggle.

Previous thread>>>2999569 archived

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus
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>>3167625
Ask a reputable dog breeder.
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>>3167625
To do so legally you have to go to Queensland Australia and book a trip to Healesville sanctuary. You have to schedule your platypus cuddling adventure early as puggle snuggling is very popular there.

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus.
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i hate this thread
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>>3168252
Why?
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>>3168101
Healesville is in Victoria.

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Hey /an/ I need some advice. My dog is anxious around other big dogs his size so we tend to keep him away from other dogs until we've trained him better. Today while walking, an owner had lost control of her dog and her dog pulled so hard off of her that it ran towards mine and they had a small fight where my dog pulled some hair out.

Am I wrong for feeling bad or is this 100% the other owners fault for losing control of the dog? The other dog was just curious about mine and my dog snapped. Can I have some opinions please?
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>>3168277
Definitely the fault of the owner who can't keep their dog on a leash. Hope they didn't give you shit afterwards
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>>3168280
Thank you anon, that makes me feel better
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>>3168277
>Am I wrong for feeling bad
You are wrong for frogposting

ITT: wild good boys

Pic related is a cross fox
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>>3166434
this
just look at shitbulls
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>>3166412
Looks like one of those rare Cascade red foxes. I seen one once. It's pretty distinctive.
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>>3166412

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Imagine being magically lifted to heights and witness wonders and beauty you couldn't even imagine
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Ducks can fly, anon.
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>>3168227
>citation needed
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>>3168286
oh my God...
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>>3168286
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>>3168301
That's, that clears it up. Cute duck boots too.

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>>3165133
Hey I live a couple minutes from here.
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>>3167601
>stripped pantsu
Nice
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>>3158838
That's my peepee
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>>3165618
mlem
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>>3165133
I came

What kind of insect is that?
This motherfucker landed on my forehead while i was lying on my bed
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>>3167406
This is correct
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>>3167406
this OP, you're lucky it didn't get in your ear and turn you into a catfag
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>>3167408
this made the thread 100x better
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>>3167404
Earwig.
Harmless, often don't survive long indoors.
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>>3167449
Khaaaaaaaaaaaan

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Is insanity a sign of higher intelligence and consciousness in animals?
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>>3166841
>threading yourself
>>3166921
individuals of a species passing the mirror test doesn't mean shit for the species itself.

adult women from africa don't pass the mirror test.
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>>3166924
>threading yourself
no
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>>3166921
>those are results obtained using the mirror test.
you're ignoring the tens of millions of times it achieved perfectly repeatable and consistent results.

and of course the reason you're doing that is because some favored animal of yours can't pass it and you want to pretend it's the fault of the test not the animal. Which again is fine, but don't expect science to stop administering the mirror test because you personally don't like it.
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>>3164895
Ever seen how a herd of cattle behave when the Matron dies?

The next oldest in the herd didn't leave the gravesite for days (corpse was buried as the lass was just that old). Despite no small effort to get her to leave.

The rest of the herd were acting weird for weeks. You can say that animals aren't conscious friendo, but I've seen enough behavior that doesn't fit naieve stimulus/response learned behavior theory.

They might not be "human", but to be quite honest, I'm not sure that can be counted against them.
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>>3168148
how does any of that not fit a stimulus-response model?

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>>3168023
that slimy circle on the left in the hat

but I bet the orangutan would fuck my shit up though
and I wouldn't fight it anyway because animals don't deserve it
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>>3168023
Can I use my steel toe boots?
If so no primate can best me in honorable limb to limb combat
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>>3168091
Honorable?
Lol the way adult male chimps attack is anything but honorable.
They go straight for the face, throat, and groin.
Those canines are no joke, either, and they won't hesitate to use them.

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serval hehe
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>>3166451
Not fully domesticated, they still have a lot of instinctual behaviour like marking territory and they have to be declawed to be owned as pets. them being like cheetahs is the closest you could probably get
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>>3166420
longe hehe
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I feel like servals are the Borzoimeme for catfags
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bum

And so it begins
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>>3166843
Depends on how many report it, most whites aren't offended by the word honky/honkies.
I mean if you were offended be my guest and report it
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>>3165770
>tfw i might live long enough to get raped be real-life mutant pigmen orcs
hell yeah
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>>3162922
A DEATH BY INCHES....
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>>3162946
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDz4xnnbP_o
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>>3165752

Freedom.

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What's this animal called
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>>3167989
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>>3167991
horse
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>>3167985
ayy lmowl
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>>3167995
How come goats don't look like hell beasts in movies?
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>>3167989
Damascus goat, they’re mostly used in Syria


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